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Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Jul 10, 2020 at 6:28 AM
    Bannerman

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    And you are able to stop at a Bike Park? My front brake probably does 80% of the work on the elevation I'm used to, just the rear brake wouldn't cut it.
     
  2. Jul 10, 2020 at 6:35 AM
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    man when I first started biking, with 0 knowledge whatsoever....I was terrified of the front brake. as a kid you pretty well always learned not to use it unless you were doing something stupid, so I just avoided it so I wouldn't go OTB on the trails. then when I got my newer bike and started playing with it and learning how to feather that front brake, WORLD OF DIFFERENCE. back brake is great, but just it alone is full skid territory on techy terrain
     
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  3. Jul 10, 2020 at 6:35 AM
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    Yes I am. I remember having any issues last time. Which was only a couple weeks ago.
     
  4. Jul 10, 2020 at 6:45 AM
    Bannerman

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    Well, I'd recommend you consider relearning to use your front brake. I think you'll find its

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  5. Jul 10, 2020 at 6:47 AM
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    Seriously, learning how to use the front brake decently was a big confidence booster
     
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  6. Jul 10, 2020 at 6:52 AM
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    Good time to break the habit if your rear is trashed.
     
  7. Jul 10, 2020 at 6:52 AM
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  8. Jul 10, 2020 at 7:56 AM
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    After twenty seconds of laughing at your friend for eating it.... "Are you alright?" True friends. lol
     
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  9. Jul 10, 2020 at 8:39 AM
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    My biggest issue with the rail mount is it seems like a pry bar is all they'd need to open the rail and remove the lock. That is a nice easy solution though. I'm trying to balance security and effort/cost because I know a real thief will get what they want. Just something I can leave for an hour maybe to go grab dinner or something with the bike in the back. My other thought is something like the Kryptonite Evolution Ground Anchor. They have a backing plate kit for truck/trailer installation. Would provide a more stout lock point.
     
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  10. Jul 10, 2020 at 8:53 AM
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    Some decent products reviewed in this article but more importantly is the food for thought offered about exposing yourself to theft.
    https://nsmb.com/articles/lock-sht/
     
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  11. Jul 10, 2020 at 9:07 AM
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    Hanging trail cams and ladder stands.
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  12. Jul 10, 2020 at 9:08 AM
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    Much better.
     
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  13. Jul 10, 2020 at 9:16 AM
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    I really avoid leaving my bikes unattended. But like today...doctor apt with the wife halfway to a trail system with a ride after. Right now the plan is drive to apt, drive home to get bike, then drive to the trails. The extra trip to come back for the bike kills and hour of my day vs feeling ok leaving the bike in a parking lot for an hour and leaving straight from there. In my area, I think I'd feel ok with this assuming I had a solid chain and lock, but the factory tie down leaves a bit to be desired. Anything that takes loud tools would probably be fine in this instance.
     
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  14. Jul 10, 2020 at 9:33 AM
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    Man you have to adjust your seat angle :eek: that looks painful.
     
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    That's a concern of mine as well, there is definitely a lip present between the backing of the lock and the rail. If someone could get leverage they could pry it off... but works for a quick gas station stop or post ride beers
     
  16. Jul 10, 2020 at 10:13 AM
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    Related to bike security, I'm looking for a bombproof bike lock to use with my hitch rack, something that can be locked to my receiver. I've seen the Kryptonite name often, does anyone have a beefy chain/lock brand or model they recommend?
     
  17. Jul 10, 2020 at 10:20 AM
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    Kryptonite or Abus is a good place to start. They both offer security ratings to give you an idea of how stout they are. The New York Disk lock and a high security chain would be a good bet.
     
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  18. Jul 10, 2020 at 10:33 AM
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  19. Jul 10, 2020 at 10:51 AM
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    Think about how much of your weight is on the front wheel when you’re stopping on a downhill vs your rear wheel. I’d bet money if you started utilizing your front brake you’d gain a ton of riding confidence.
     
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  20. Jul 10, 2020 at 10:53 AM
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    I know that anxiety, I get it too. I think it’s more about keeping honest people honest. If they can’t snatch and run they’ll most likely leave it alone in the day time.
     
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